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  1. Quality starts key to quality wins

    Richard Durrett

    If the Texas Rangers have any hope of hanging in the American League wild-card race, it won't come down to a revamped lineup full of substitutes for injured players. It will come down to pitching. The Rangers' starters entered Sunday's game agains...

    Blog | June 16, 2014
  2. Extra Bases: Time for Darvish to end streak

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- For a mid-June game, Wednesday night's affair could prove to be a big one from a psychological standpoint. The Texas Rangers have an off day Thursday before embarking on a 10-day, nine-game trip through the three American League W...

    Blog | June 11, 2014
  3. Elvis Andrus must keep igniting sparks

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- If the Texas Rangers are to continue hanging around in a crowded race for an American League wild-card spot and even stay in range of the AL West-leading Oakland Athletics, Elvis Andrus must be a big reason why. This has not be...

    Blog | June 06, 2014
  4. Rangers' All-Star hopefuls need more votes

    Richard Durrett

    The second update from voting for the 2014 All-Star Game was released for the American League side Monday and showed that the Rangers have some work to do if they want to be voted in by fans to the game in Minnesota in mid-July. A look at the voting ...

    Blog | June 02, 2014
  5. Rangers looking for more All-Star votes

    Richard Durrett

    The first update of American League balloting for the 2014 All-Star Game was released today and the Texas Rangers have some ground to make up. A quick look at where the Rangers' are in the various positions: * Adrian Beltre is third among AL third...

    Blog | May 27, 2014
  6. Julio Franco, 55, to play independent ball for Fort Worth Cats

    Richard Durrett

    Could you play professional baseball at 55 years old? Julio Franco thinks he can.

    Story | Conversation | May 16, 2014
  7. No DH impacts Rangers rotation, bench

    Richard Durrett

    This is the time every year that if you follow an American League team and you play in a National League park, the debate over whether the DH is a good or bad thing flares up again. But no matter how you feel about that issue -- and I guess I'm a ...

    Blog | May 06, 2014
  8. Rangers bullpen holding its own with A's

    Richard Durrett

    So much for conventional wisdom. April in the American League West is yet another reminder of why you have to play the games before you can truly figure out where everyone stands. It's not a surprise that the top three teams in this division are the ...

    Blog | April 25, 2014
  9. W2W4: Ace vs. ace on Wednesday

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- The Texas Rangers and Seattle Mariners will face off for four games starting tonight at Globe Life Park. Seattle comes in on top of the American League West, a surprise early run for a team that spent some money this offseason, he...

    Blog | April 14, 2014
  10. Yu Darvish getting smarter, better

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas -- Here's a scary thought for American League batters: Yu Darvish is only getting better. Yes, it's just two starts. But already, Darvish's elite stuff is colliding with his two seasons of big league experience to produce a pitche...

    Blog | April 12, 2014
  11. Prince Fielder ready to excel with Texas Rangers in 2014

    Richard Durrett

    There are plenty of reasons to believe that Prince Fielder will thrive with the Rangers in 2014.

    Story | Conversation | February 12, 2014
  12. Former Rangers play big role in ALCS Game 2 drama

    Richard Durrett

    It was a memorable finish to Game 2 of the American League Championship Series at Fenway Park on Sunday night and a few former Rangers factored majorly in the outcome. With Boston down 5-1 with two outs in the eighth inning and the bases loaded, D...

    Blog | October 14, 2013
  13. Yu Darvish has chance to silence critics

    Richard Durrett

    ARLINGTON, Texas - Sunday is a chance for Yu Darvish to shut up the critics. It's also his chance to keep the Texas Rangers' season alive. Darvish can silence those who have questioned his status as an ace in the American League, thanks to his ina...

    Blog | September 28, 2013
  14. Why the Texas Rangers won't collapse this season

    Richard Durrett

    Explaining why the Rangers won't take a nosedive this September like they did last year.

    Story | Conversation | September 02, 2013
  15. Nolan Ryan says Texas Rangers can still contend despite loss of J...

    Richard Durrett

    Despite the loss of slugger Josh Hamilton, Texas Rangers CEO Nolan Ryan believes his club will contend for the AL West crown.

    Story | Conversation | February 22, 2013
  16. Who should be the Opening Day starter?

    Richard Durrett

    SURPRISE, Ariz. -- Opening Day is now less than six weeks away. The Texas Rangers will take on the Houston Astros on ESPN Sunday Night Baseball on March 31 as the Astros officially join the American League. So who will throw the first pitch of the...

    Blog | February 17, 2013